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TRS rethinks proxy benchmarks on climate

Texas Teachers has kicked back against its proxy advisor ratcheting up voting powers on companies subject to its benchmark policy climate provisions. Rather than blindly follow climate voting advice, TRS will introduce a customised benchmark to give it freedom to vote in accordance with the pension fund’s "best economic interests".
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Portfolio alignment metrics will be a crucial catalyst of the transition to net zero

David Blood, head of the portfolio alignment team at the COP26 private finance hub and co-founder of Generation Investment Management argues that portfolio alignment metrics will be a crucial catalyst of the transition to net zero. Here he argues, with Dominic Tighe and Tanguy Séné who are members of the portfolio alignment team, that by establishing standards of best practice, the Portfolio Alignment Report helps these metrics to reach their potential.
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